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by Nigel
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Nationals important
Replies: 79
Views: 36681

Re: Roadford Nationals important

is there a nice pub locally?
by Nigel
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Nationals important
Replies: 79
Views: 36681

Re: Roadford Nationals important

Well.... finished putting the Hit back together yesterday and enlisted some assistance to put the Megabyte on the top deck of the trailer. Planning to travel down the M5 Friday morning post rush hour so see you all then. Nessa - I am probably more skilled at dog sitting than sailing but happy to hel...
by Nigel
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Corsa 16?
Replies: 22
Views: 14443

Re: Corsa 16?

Those toe strap supports look home made to me so may be a bit of customisation by the owner (each one looks to be slightly different) - can't see any manufacturer doing anything other than shock cord to keep the toe straps up. Possibly the oddest fittings are the traveller cleats. Not seen anything ...
by Nigel
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Repainting Fibreglass? ToY 76
Replies: 14
Views: 8056

Re: Repainting Fibreglass? ToY 76

I stumbled across the end of a car programme on TV last night. They were restoring a fibregass bodied Corvette and the gave it a very thin skim coat of carbon fibre body filler - apparently, it stops it crazing.

Anyone tried that on a boat?
by Nigel
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Nationals important
Replies: 79
Views: 36681

Re: Roadford Nationals important

Hi Alan,

camping booked and paid for so count me in :)
by Nigel
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Megamoth
Replies: 16
Views: 16518

Re: Megamoth

From my perspective, I would really want to understand how practical it was in an everyday sailing environment before spending the hard earned on one. I would like to see how the foils are raised and lowered on the go - picked up a hint of a control line to raise them but cannot be sure. Also what t...
by Nigel
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Megamoth
Replies: 16
Views: 16518

Re: Megamoth

Thanks Max,

looks a lot of fun :D

Would like to have seen how it tacks and gybes though. They seemed to have missed those in the video :shock:
by Nigel
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Wayfarer W3
Replies: 29
Views: 19089

Re: Wayfarer W3

sjgrobbins wrote:Not only the original trailer but the original tyres as well!! Getting a bit thin now
Beware old tyres - they have a limited lifespan regardless of wear and many on boat trailers are still being used well past that. There is a date letter on them that indicates when they should be scrapped
by Nigel
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Epifanes
Replies: 14
Views: 7905

Re: Epifanes

I was chatting with Terry Cook at Aadvark about this a few years ago and he swears by painting a carbon mast white - blocks UV and reflects heat.
by Nigel
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Holt Builders Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 5837

Re: Holt Builders Plate

Probably, nearly all the cost will be in the set up so maybe £45 for one, £46 for two ........

Opportunity for pooling demand?
by Nigel
Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Sailaways Anonymous
Replies: 6
Views: 5180

Re: Sailaways Anonymous

Kathryn is clearly wise.....I however may need an intervention

Can't help thinking it looks a bit Viking and would benefit from a dragon's head on the prow
by Nigel
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Sailaways Anonymous
Replies: 6
Views: 5180

Sailaways Anonymous

Hi all,

I am finding myself strangely attracted to this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171806098450? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Is this a particularly bad idea? Should I resist?

Nigel
by Nigel
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin PYs...
Replies: 39
Views: 15826

Re: Merlin PYs...

not that I make a habit of this but....

I did walk into a crowded Spanish restaurant a few years ago, look up at the imposing portrait of Christopher Columbus and remark "ooh look! Sir Francis Drake"
by Nigel
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin PYs...
Replies: 39
Views: 15826

Re: Merlin PYs...

................such happy memories.... :lol:
by Nigel
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Merlin PYs...
Replies: 39
Views: 15826

Re: Merlin PYs...

:lol: .....and walnut shells. this forum is a friendly one but I think PYs are often at the root of the most contentious discussions at a sailing club. I always walk away as soon as they are raised as logic is usually the first casualty. My view (for what it is worth) is that it is impossible to hav...